The Volkswagen Group‘s courtship of Ducati may come to an end next week with Audi formally announcing its purchase of the Italian manufacturer as soon as April 18. That’s the day before the annual shareholders’ meeting for the Volkswagen Group, Audi’s parent company. Reuters reports Audi has completed its assessment of Ducati and found no […]
Asia-Only 2012 Ducati Monster 795 Unveiled in Malaysia
Ducati unveiled a new model to its Monster family specifically for the Asian market, combining the engine of the 796 and the chassis of the 696.
The new Ducati Monster 795 is powered by the same 803cc 90-degree V-Twin engine as found in the Monster 796, claiming 87hp at 8250 rpm and 58 ft-lb. at 6250 rpm. The chassis, double-sided swing arm and three-spoke wheels, however, appear to be identical to those on the Monster 696,
Suspension consists of a 43mm Marzocchi fork and a progressive linkage Sachs monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound like the 696 and 796. Like its two siblings, the M795 uses dual 320mm front brake discs with four-piston Brembo calipers and a 245mm rear disc brake with two-piston caliper. ABS will be available as an option.
The Asia-specific 2012 Ducati Monster 795 will be offered in red and black, Arctic White Silk and Diamond Black Silk.
Ducati Teases Monster 795 for Asian Market